Meaning of “rebuke” in the English Dictionary

"rebuke" in British English

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rebukeverb [ T ]

uk /rɪˈbjuːk/ us /rɪˈbjuːk/ formal

to speak angrily to someone because you disapprove of what they have said or done:

I was rebuked by my manager for being late.
rebuke
noun [ C or U ] uk us

He received a stern rebuke from the manager.

(Definition of “rebuke” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rebuke" in American English

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rebukeverb [ T ]

us /rɪˈbjuk/ fml

to criticize someone strongly because you disapprove of what the person has said or done:

He was publicly rebuked for his involvement in the scandal.
rebuke
noun [ C/U ] us /rɪˈbjuk/

fml

[ C ] a sharp rebuke

(Definition of “rebuke” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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